Originally Posted: October 9th, 2017
Hello Anteater Express Passengers,
As many of you know, our current diesel fleet is scheduled for retirement with the introduction of a brand new fleet of electric buses. While we hoped to receive all of our new buses during Summer 2017 for a Fall Quarter 2017 roll-out, a significant production delay from the manufacturer, BYD Motors Inc, has required us to use our current fleet longer than we anticipated.
Our new buses will be larger both in vehicle length and passenger capacity, which is the reason why we made many routing changes that took effect for Fall Quarter 2017. We anticipate receiving the buses throughout this quarter beginning in mid-November and will introduce them into service as soon as possible.
We apologize for the inconvenience this manufacturer delay has caused and want to thank you for your patience. We look forward to having you all continue riding along with us as we complete our transition to a 100% electric bus fleet!